Join us for our May local section meeting featuring a lecture by Dr. Robert Landolt. The evening will include a social hour, dinner, and a talk: "Climate Science is the Answer, but What are the Questions?"
Date: Friday, May 19, 2017
Meeting Schedule: (6-9pm)
6pm Social Hour
7:45pm Local section announcements
8pm "Climate Science is the Answer, but What are the Questions?"
Location: Texas Wesleyan University, Lou's Place, 1112 Wesleyan St, Fort Worth, TX 76105
*Everyone MUST RSVP to attend*
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Dr. Landolt will describe “things that work (and some that don’t),” with touches of humor, based on experiences since 2013, when he wrote the successful proposal for the Dallas/Fort Worth Local Section’s ACS Climate Science Challenge Grant. The grant supported activities designed to facilitate use of theACSClimate Science Toolkit, in line with the Society’s Position Statement on Climate Change. With matching funding from the Local Section, our efforts provided faculty from the Dallas and Tarrant County Community College systems with orientation to Climate Change issues. Ancillary programs also were presented for local church and civic groups as well as for the 2014 Southwest Regional ACS Meeting and the 2015 Annual Conference of the Science Teachers Association of Texas.
R. G.(Bob) Landolt, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at Texas Wesleyan, spent his academic career at Muskingum University,1967-1980, and at Wesleyan, 1981-2010. His approximately 30 peer-reviewed publications resulted largely from research involving undergraduate co-authors,and he has conducted ‘real world’ research projects for Battelle Columbus Laboratories, the Radian Corporation, and the Naval Research Laboratory. He served as an ACS Congressional Fellow with Jim Wright in 1986, Director for the 1991 ARP/ATP Grant competition for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the US Air Force Academy in 2004. He has directed the Climate Science Toolkit Challenge Grant Project for the DFW Local Section since 2013. The opinions expressed are his own.
Valuable resources with references include:
The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment (https://health2016. globalchange.gov/)
Climate myths and facts (skepticalscience.com/about.shtml)
ACS Position Statement (https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/policy/publicpolicies/sustainability/globalclimatechange.html)
ACS Climate Science Toolkit (http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/ climatescience.html)